A Double Double Week

Turkey season is underway here in Tennessee and last week was a very rare “double double” for me. On two different days I got to go chase birds with two of the best guys on the planet and on both hunts we each encountered sizable gobblers. As we worked hard together to outsmart the wily longbeards I thought of the verse in Ecclesiastes 4 that says, “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.” (v. 9) Here’s a picture of the “return” we had at our dinner table!

IMG_2019 Annie outdid herself with this combination of deep fried, fresh wild turkey, cole slaw and a buttered baked sweet potato. It was a perfectly scrumptious way to respect the life of the gobbler that I brought home. (You can find her recipe in our cookbook, “The Hunter’s Cook Book” on our book page.)

And here I am with my two comrades after each hunt. On the left is Lindsey Williams, on the right is Jason Cruise. How grateful I am for their friendship and the fellowship we enjoyed between the sound of goblin’! (Stay tuned for a link to a video featuring the hunt with Jason.)

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“Buffalo Creek”…Dogwood


Dogwood 2015

On February 27th, 2015 we joined our long-time friend, Ron Elder, and fellow musicians, Lindsey Williams (guitar/slide guitar) and Ken Fletcher (bass) for an evening “Dogwood” concert at Koinonia Coffeehouse on Music Row in Nashville. One of the songs in the set was “Buffalo Creek.” The history of this West Virginia mine disaster is shown in the video that was featured during the song.




We Celebrate 40 Years of Marriage!!!

On Sunday, March 29th, we will celebrate our 40th “Annie-versary”!!! Our very thoughtful children and their families are planning a party for us on 3/28 and we look forward to spending the evening with friends and family.


As a part of the event, the video below will be shown. It features photos of us through these past 40 wonderful years.

Thanks to all who have prayed for us as we’ve journeyed together. Also, our sincere thanks to those we’ve met and worked with on the road in the past four decades of travel who have made the many miles even more enjoyable.

(Note: This demo version of “You Have My Word” cannot be sold. Written by Steve, the featured vocalist is Troy Johnson. The track was recorded by Beaird Music Group/Nashville. Our version of the song is available on our CD, “You Have My Word,” found on the music page at this website.)


Free Study Guide Offer

This free book offer has been well received and for that reason we are renewing it. Until April 5th if you order a copy of Steve’s expanded version of his best selling book, “A Look At Life From A Deer Stand,” you will receive a free copy of the companion Study Guide version. Here are the two books you’ll get signed by Steve. You can see more about these books in our store on the book page.

(Please note when ordering that the “Free Book” offer does not appear in the ordering process or on your confirmation email from Shopify. The Study Guide version will be added by our office once the order is received. Also, if you order multiple copies of  “A Look At Life From a Deer Stand” a free Study Guide will be included with each one.)

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A Look At Life From a Deer Stand and Study Guide


“Whisper”- A Prayer for All of Us

IMG_1855  Father in Heaven…in these chaotic times,

“To know Your will is our mission

But we need Your grace to help us stay

Close enough to listen…”

(SChapman/Times & Seasons Music/BMI/2015…available only as a download)

“I Love You & I Like You” E-book Special

From Feb 6-17 an E-Book Valentines Day special offer is available at Harvest House Publishers. The book featured is “I Love You & I Like You” and the cost is only $3.99.  You can click on this address for downloading beginning Feb 6th:


I Love You & I Like You / How To Be Married and Still Be Friends offers couples real-life, doable advice such as…

DSC_3316 -Find out what makes your mate feel really loved

 -Establish a communication style that works for both of you

 -Encourage emotional and physical intimacy

 -How to handle conflicts as they arise

                                      -Implement guidelines to protect your union

Whether you’ve been together for days or years, I Love You & I Like You offers practical relationship pointers that will enable you to create a lifelong marriage overflowing with love and romance.

Here’s the song, “I Love You and I Like You, Too!” (From our CD, “You Have My Word”)

(Note: This book is a revised and updated release of our book formerly titled, Married Lovers, Married Friends. It contains new material never before published.)

“Dogwood” Concert Feb. 27th!!!

Dogwood S&A&R at Koin

Dogwood at Koinonia Coffeehouse around 1975

Our musical journey started in a group formed in the mid-1970’s. The two of us, along with our West Virginia friend, Ron Elder, sang in a trio called, “Dogwood,” from early 1975 to 1978.

We’re excited to announce that the original trio configuration of Dogwood will get to sing together again. We’ve done a couple of other reunion events but this one is different because we’ll be on the stage where it all started for us.

On February 27th, Koinonia Coffeehouse, located on Music Row in Nashville, will host the event. Our friend and fellow singer/songwriter, Jim Cole, will open the evening.

For more information and/or to secure a seat (a suggested donation is requested) please email our friend,      Brian Mason at:

For a taste of Dogwood music, here’s a song called, “It’s The Truth,” from of our 2012 reunion.

Henry Slaughter…88th Birthday Party

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Annie, Kim Bolton, Joan Cook, Kay Dekalb Smith…. Henry & Hazel Slaughter

For the past fifteen years I have met with some ladies who have also been in traveling ministries.  One of them is Hazel Slaughter who is married to the legendary pianist and songwriter, Henry Slaughter. We just celebrated

Henry's B'day Piano Cake

Henry’s B’day Piano Cake

Henry’s 88th birthday and want you to also rejoice with us that God gave us this incredible man who penned such Gospel Music classics as, “If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side,” “What A Precious Friend is He,” and “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.”

Henry’s songs have been recorded by such greats as Elvis Presley, Connie Smith, Red Foley, and Mahalia Jackson and numerous Gospel Music groups.

God bless Henry & Hazel and their son and daughter, David and Amanda and their families as well as the memory of their son, Mike.


PS…I must add that a highlight for Steve in 2014 was songwriting with Henry. Along with Jeff Pearles the three of them wrote a beautiful song (posted below) titled, “Did You Give Them Jesus.”

Wild Game Dinner DVD with Steve

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Steve…Live DVD

If you’ve never been to a Wild Game Dinner event to hear Steve speak…or, if you’ve been to an event and want to relive the experience or let someone else enjoy it, here’s your chance.

This new DVD is a live recording of an event that took place at Life Community Church in Jamestown, NC. It includes unforgettable stories brought to life from Steve’s books, memorable video clips as well as entertaining songs filled with lyrics that will move your heart. The songs featured are: Let ‘Em Be Boys, First One, Just Add Water, I Want to Go With My Daddy, Follow the Blood, and Finish Well.

We invite you to click here to go to the store where the DVD can be ordered.

Blessings on your seasons!

Hunters Have a Season of Reading


From Devin


From Joe

During this hunting season I’ve received some very nice emails from hunters reporting that they are reading the devotional version of A Look At Life From A Deer Stand while in the deer stand. Here’s a couple of photos they have sent along with a touching message from a fellow hunter named, Joe.

Hello sir. I am emailing you this picture along with my story. As a 29 year old man in the world today, it is a rough world. I was a struggling Christian who wanted to be a better man, but also live in the world. A month ago I found myself in a place where I felt hopeless, stuck, and sad. So I turned to what I knew from my childhood and that was Christ. I am more then a avid hunter as I currently am with a outdoor show and am blessed to share my moments in the woods with people on TV. The other day I was walking in Walmart and found the daily devotional. I saw it’s size and thought it be a nice thing to have to put in my pack to go with me to the treestand. So here is a photo I took yesterday. I find the woods to be pure still and a place I feel closest to God and can talk to him. Please share this photo with Steve and tell him thank you for making great books for guys like me to read and enjoy. Thank you. 
Its a blessing to get this kind of feedback from hunters and fishermen. My sincere thanks to each one who has responded and continued blessings on your seasons!!!
Steve Chapman